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to space to stem-cell research to name a few. can science stay objective out of politics? alex is co-author of science left behind, feel good fallacies in the rise of the anti-scientific left. welcome. >> thank you for having me on. >> sure. you argue here that for all of the talk about republicans being the enemy of science, anti-scientific rhetoric is a by partisan project. tell me how you came to this opinion that democrats are not necessarily the party of science. >> well, on a whole host of issues, so as you know, on the right the conservatives are wrong on evolution and on climate change, and there's this it media narrative that somehow anti-science believes are unique to the right side of the political spectrum. what i found through reading a lot of science is basically that the left side also has some pet ideas not lining up with the scientific mainstream. for instance, opposition to genetic modification. the california democratic party endorsed this proportion to label food in direct opposition to the american medical association. the anti-vaccine movement started on the lef
that crees e nt l the e lill university from the window of modern science, the more it looks mind like than machine-like. the universe is not a physical machine. it works like your body works. your body has a hundr trillion cells which is more than the cells in the milkiway galaxy. er cell is tracking whatvery other cell is doing. how does a human body thing thoughts, play piano, make a baby all at the same time because yoiologilhy are a symphony of the universe and you dance to the music even though you can't name the tune. this is so mind-boggling that there's no physical ef explanation for it. there's a mind and it' onl nipny tanlt, on nish ant, on knee press ant and you can't change. >> one of the things that fascinates me in my generation there's been a decline in uracticed organization, ing to buil there's been more of a do it yourself phase. >> right. the questions don't go away. >> can you gel get the fulfillment without being part of an organized religion? li.i think that'she fute o it's going to be secular, universal, hold onto the truths of organized religion. organized rehis has
science at george washington university and author of the monkey cage. so john, let's have at it. the debates you say really don't matter that much. why not? >> i think there's two reasons. one is just that they're too late. they're not that many undecided voters left and secondly the candidates are usually so well prepared that they pretty much fight to a draw and partisans think their guy won and i don't think undecided voters move much in either direction. >> let's go to an example in 2004 and we went back and we see the real clear politics polling average, day-to-day for september 2004 and we see bush was ahead in the week leading up to the debate by a six-point average over kerry. kerry had the really well received first debate performance against bush and then end of september tightens to less than two points and basically a four-point shift to kerry after the first debate. isn't that proof that at least sometimes they can work? >> you can pick a handful of examples but it's rare that the debates are actually a game changer in the sense they take the underdog and make them
sort of thing would have other weird ideas, like i should say in this race. >> junk science. >> i want to separate crazy from being religious and feelly religiously called. when you have a guy saying god told me to run this race. if he's throwing hurdles in his way, he should continue with it. i must congratulate you that you have won our bet. i bet that he would get out. he would stay in from dpa one. >> i was on team steve let the record show. >> it's not crazy for him to stay in the race. he has a good chance of losing but he could win this race. if he had dropped out, he was a nobody, nothing. republicans would have said nice things about him being a team player and would have forgotten about him. there's a broader issue here. this is the moment when x happened. we may look back and say this was the week that the republicans lost their chance at the senate majority. >> it's agree. todd akin will have played a huge role in this loss if romney loses. >> this was one because it was the easiest pick up with missouri. claire mccaskill was done. >> i'm not talking senate. i'm talking pre
spot today lea goldman is back. how are you, lea? >> hi. >> yesterday the king of junk science todd akin said claire mccaskill should be more ladylike. we heard elizabeth warren called slil. we've told michele bachmann told to act like a lady. these are ways of cutting down a female candidate and reminding the electorate that's a woman running. what are some of the extra challenges that women face running for office? >> here in lies the rub. we see more than ever a lot of younger women with the drive, the ambition, the passion and skills to run, but, you know, you're hard-pressed to find any talk about the real standards they're held to, which is really how they look, how they act. standards at that frankly men don't necessarily have to adhere to. we want more candid moments in the last presidential election, hillary clinton told a reporter she felt there was a double-standard. barack obama just had to pop out of bed, jump out of shower and throw on a suit and he was ready to go. she had a lot more prep work to be done before she was camera-ready. the bottom line is women are held t
is -- this is political science found this. aot of people we traditionally at republicans now self-identify as independen, and a lot of people who a traditionally mocric w vocc in the pastdentify themselves assist independent to pollsters call themselves democrats again. this is a recent, emerging phenomenon. they are polling the right people, but they get more people entifying themselves as democrats and fewer intifying themselves assist republican you have theight poll. itooifnt n because of develops in politics. >> what you take is unskewed.com seriously. >> this is a conspiracy. th's the conspiracy. >> this is a real conspiracy. it's called pollthism. we depress the gop to suppress them so they won't turn out in november. this is a total alternate reality sort of mind trip. >> speaking of polls, ough. there's another attempt -- we'll make ather attem toisct ofunst misunderstood voting blocs. nascar fans and sportsmen, s.e. is a sportswoman. you have info. i want to hear it. >> there are misconceptions about sportsmen, hters a anglers, blood-thirsty hicks that pull the lever. this is a voting bloc dem
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